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The problem is documenting whether the recall repairs were done.  There is a danger that people might be wrongly refused registration, even if the repairs are done, especially if one moves from state to state.  There is no consistent method to record recall repairs.  Errors would abound.
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Why should this surprise anyone? NCAA is more about money than actual student success. The athletic programs in the larger conferences use the students for 4-5 years, then discard them. They maintain the fantasy that the pro leagues are the next stop, despite the reality that only a handful will be selected.

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Sure, there are often penalties, but in many cases the punished schools and individuals move on to bigger and better things.
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I see no solution to the problem.  No matter which way the districts are drawn, by legislatures or independent commissions, some political operative will cry foul.  The election process has shifted from the 'vote of the people' to party warfare.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries. The cour...
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The power of the mass media.
February 23, 2015. Pluto Shirts are in store! Discuss this comic in the forum. February 22, 2015. KERPOW! Discuss this comic in the forum. February 21, 2015. Hehehe. Marty made a recruiting video, involving explosions, for Pinterest.
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I find it presumptuous that they would dictate a religion in their own image.  The heart of their case is near the end of the article:  “faithful Christian witness cannot accommodate itself to same-sex marriage.”  They appeal to tradition and scripture written most recently in the first century CE as an opposition to social change.  Yet they have softened their stance on divorce and cohabitation which, within my lifetime, was their drum to beat.  They overlook the theme in their Canon that sin is sin, no matter its degree.  They cannot excuse one wrong in the pursuit to address a 'greater evil'.
NEW YORK (RNS) – A high-profile alliance of conservative Catholics and evangelical Protestants is set to issue a sweeping manifesto against gay marriage that calls same-sex unions “a graver threat” than divorce or cohabitation, one that will lead to a moral dystopia in America and the persecution of traditional believers.
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Two articles came over my Facebook Feed today that were weirdly complementary. Sinister Law Brings Theocracy To Tennessee: The Christian Right Are Coming For Your State Next Under House Joint Resolution 71, proposed by Rep. James VanHuss (R-Jonesborough), t...
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When I was growing up, the school district's policy was that elementary students within one mile had to walk to school, unless there was a highway in the path.  If the the CPS power grab was not necessary 35 years ago, why now?
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As interesting a balanced budget amendment would be, I doubt that the full effect has been considered. The plan would require either cutting spending or raising taxes. Both options would upset the voters. No politician could actually implement the scheme, even if it is a talking point of the campaign.


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Similar proposals aimed at forcing a constitutional convention for a federal balanced budget amendment advanced to the Arkansas House for a vote Friday, with opponents questioning the need for such a move.
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So you threw the apple as a "warning against insulting the spirit of grace".  Did it ever occur to you that your action itself could disrespect that same spirit of grace?
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A good first step toward restoring the Student portion of student athlete.  It does not though eliminate the image that many of these universities are sport departments which also teach classes.
The Big Ten is seeking feedback from its members about the possibility of making freshmen athletes ineligible for competition as they adjust to college life. In a statement to ESPN.com, the league says it is gauging interest from its members about a "national discussion regarding a year of...
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Let me try to understand this.

In order to protect the sanctity of marriage, on religious grounds, you would order the State to disallow everyone, including churches, from officiating weddings?  I am not sure that your precious 1st Amendment could allow that.
Alabama Justice Glenn Murdock and his colleagues could destroy the institution of marriage.
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Personally I don't think the govt has any place insinuating itself into the issue. From a financial standpoint they should document so called civil unions, to manage the socio-economic aspects, but I don't acknowledge anyone's (the govt. included) authority to tell me whom I can and do love. Marriage should be between a couple and their belief system. The govt shouldn't have anything to do with it.
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Is this to say that most phallic symbol of America is becoming shorter?  I cannot wait for the Far Right to blame Obama.
Patriots stood tall for America on Monday in celebration of George Washington’s birthday. But the monument that bears his name measured about 10 inches smaller than had been thought.
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  • University of Missouri-Rolla
    Physics, 1986 - 1995
  • Billings West High School
    1981 - 1984
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The layout is too cramped to shop. The checkout queue blocks half the store.
Public - 2 months ago
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Friday evening dinner rush. Packed house. One waitress. It took a little over an hour from the time we walked into the place until pizza was delivered.
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It appears to be closed and out of business. There is a "For Lease" sign on the front.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 8 months ago
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The workers locked the doors in our faces three and a half hours before the posted closing time! They lost two customers.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - a year ago
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10 reviews
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Drive thru very slow, even at 2230. There were six vehicles in the queue.
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Be careful. The store's clocks are 15 minutes fast. The happy hour special ends early.
Public - 9 months ago
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I spent 15-20 minutes studying a product. Not a single employee asked whether I needed help.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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